I got this email the other day:
“Something small on reverse interview: I talked to my boss and asked him how he got to where he is today. I used the reverse interview technique. This worked well, he opened up and this has helped improve our relationship. I now find him making more eye contact with me during meetings and I feel more comfortable in speaking up.”
This is one of the powerful things you get from this reverse interview – you get to know people on a more personal level. You open up the doors of communication and find common ground by getting past the corporate sterile conversations.